FORT DUCHESNE, Utah, Aug. 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One woman is dead after a seven-vehicle crash on State Route 40 in Fort Duchesne on Tuesday afternoon.
“Six vehicles were stopped in the SR-40, eastbound travel lane directly in front of Ute Petroleum in Fort Duchesne near mile marker 121.5,” said a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.
A blue Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and did not see the stationary line of vehicles, officials stated.
“The pickup truck drove into the back of the line of cars, causing each to collide into each other,” the news release said. “The rear-most stationary vehicle, which was a red Chevrolet Canyon pickup, was hit first by the pickup.”
The female driver of the Chevrolet Canyon pickup suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The woman’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.
It’s not clear at this time whether impairment was a factor in the crash.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.